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Old 01-02-2018, 07:55 PM
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Catcher10,

I agree, I find it hard to believe that anyone is recording to tape these days...maybe a handful of artists like above. I guess the real question comes down to the master, does a digital file mastered for vinyl have the same sonic appeal? I don't know, but in my mind there is something lacking if the source is digital from the get go.

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Heads Vinyls.... Tales Digitals....

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Old 01-05-2018, 05:19 PM
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Good article. Thanks.
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I mean no "disrespect" here, but I am a 100% digital "fan", 0% vinyl fan.

Back in the late 70's-early 80's I sold high end audio equipment and used the best vinyl available at the time to do our demos. I just could not get past the pops, clicks and surface noise, especially for music with a lot of dynamics (classical music with it's quiet parts). With enough desire, I think one could make the technical argument for either side, but to me the noise from vinyl detracts from the musical experience more than any of the side effects from good quality digital masters.

I do understand why those who enjoy vinyl feel that digital sounds "harsh" or "glaring" to them, and some older CDs in my collection are mastered in such a way that I can't listen to them, though I have a really good digital setup.
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As a relative neophyte to hi-fi audio, vinyl is more of a side curiosity to me. I have a basic Music Hall turntable to spin some old records that I had inherited, but the thought of going out into the field to hunt down quality vinyl in used shops that have already been picked over by the established community just turns me off. And the issue that this article brings up is the other problem... if most of the new vinyl are just produced off digital recordings, then I don't see the point (except for labels to make a few extra bucks off trend-chasers who don't know better).

If the labels would produce new vinyl off analog tapes and make their back-catalogs accessible in the same manner, then that's a different story -- I'd be all for increasing my foothold into the world of vinyl. But as it stands, I'd rather keep my musical discovery journey on Tidal.
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Here we go again, another digital vs vinyl debate. yawn. More importantly, if you’re interested in purchasing the Welch/Rawlings album on vinyl, it’s available on her website. I just bought a copy and it’s wonderful - terrific sound too.
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